Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Driver Stupidity Can Bring on the Worst

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Driver Stupidity Can Bring on the Worst

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Byline: Melanie Petrinec Opinion

IN a previous life, I worked for Queensland Rail.

I worked across a couple of divisions during two years and at one stage did a stint in the safety department.

And while I think more can always be done from a company perspective to improve safety, let me tell you, the average Joe on the street does not make it any easier.

I have seen footage of some people's lunacy.

Drivers flooring it and coming off second best, pedestrians walking underneath boom gates - you would not believe the chances people take.

Some are simple mistakes, while some instances just defy logic.

While I was at QR, there was at least one driver in the city area who I believe had run into people not obeying the rules on the tracks at least five times.

That of course has an effect on a lot of families - but can you imagine that one driver, what he has to live with? …

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